Oct. 29, 2010
Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, Traditions Golf Club at Texas A&M and Longbow Golf Club all hosted Easter weekend events in 2010.
As the Polo Golf
Junior Classic approaches, the beginning of 2011 is right around the corner.
The AJGA has exciting things in store for the season, including a new event in
Puerto Rico and an increase in the Polo Golf Rankings point value for Easter
To kick off the new
year, the AJGA will make its first-ever trip to Puerto Rico for the Puerto Rico
Junior Open. Applications are already open for the new event that will be
held over Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend. The tournament will take place
on the Championship Course at Trump International Golf Club, and the Boys
Division champion will earn a sponsor’s exemption into the PGA TOUR’s 2011
Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com.
Invitationals begin with the HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods and the
ANNIKA Invitational over Presidents Day weekend. While both tournaments offer
the perfect setting for the start of Invitational play, activities off the
course also highlight the tournaments.
At the 2010 ANNIKA
Invitational, hands-on host and hall of fame golfer Annika Sorenstam was on
site to provide the girls with media training, golf instruction and to share
her experiences and advice at Reunion Resort in Reunion, Fla.
The boys who made the
trip to The Woodlands, Texas, were also entertained after a day of competition.
Participants were treated to a schedule of events that included a Peeps Long
Drive Contest, a performance by ACRODUNK, Glow Golf and an arcade game night.
tournaments provide a chance for juniors to make a big move in the Polo Golf
Rankings early in the season. The opportunity will be elevated even more in
2011. Each Easter weekend Open (held in Florida, Texas and Arizona) will be
increased to the 150-point level in the Polo Golf Rankings, only 50 points
short of AJGA Invitational status.
weekend has drawn a large number of top players, and with such large field
sizes (132-210 players per event), the increased ranking points are warranted.
Including the Junior
All-Star at Château Élan and K12 Qualifiers, the AJGA provided
playing opportunities for 888 juniors over the holiday weekend. The AJGA tries
to make all the tournaments a special experience and last year each participant
received a complimentary pair of FootJoy golf shoes.
With many more
tournaments in store, the AJGA is excited to get the 2011 season started. Stay
tuned to the AJGA website for the full schedule announcement.